The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is a State Corporation that provides career guidance and selects students for admission to universities, national polytechnics, technical training institutes and other accredited higher learning institutions for Government of Kenya-sponsored programmes.

Roles performed by KUCCPS

KUCCPS was established to coordinate the placement of Government-sponsored students to Kenyan universities and colleges; develop and implement career guidance programmes; disseminate information on available programmes; and collect and retain data relating to university and college placement, among other functions.

KUCCPS is the Government of Kenya body that undertakes the selection of students for admission to higher learning institutions for Government sponsorship.

Online application for placement 

KUCCPS runs online portals used by students to apply for Courses of their choice. This portal is opened by KUCCPS at announced dates for specified periods. The online application portal for students that is used to apply/ revise for courses is; https://students.kuccps.net/

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Application Guidelines

  1. To apply, login to the http://students.kuccps.net/ using your KCSE Index Number and KCSE Year. Use your Birth Certificate Number/KCPE Index Number as the Password.
  2. All programmes have minimum subject requirements. You will only be able to apply for a course whose minimum requirements you meet, but the selection will be determined by the overall performance and the available capacity.
  3. You may view the available programmes and their requirements by clicking the Programmes tab in the portal. You can also search for courses by institution, using the Institutions tab.
  4. As you select the programmes, you may move the ones that interest you into the Course Basket. This will enable you to work with a shorter list when preparing your final list of courses to apply for.
  5. Once you have settled on your preferred courses, you will only be required to enter the Programme Codes.
  6. To apply, use the Application/Revision tab to enter the Programme Codes.
  7. After confirming that the Programme Codes entered are for the courses you would like to apply for, please submit and follow the application fee payment instructions.
  8. An application processing fee is charged as follows:
    • Students applying for the first time – Ksh 1,500
    • Students revising their choices submitted in school – Ksh1,000
  9. The placement processing fee should be paid after you have selected courses.
  10. You are advised to keep your transaction code safely. It will be required before you make any subsequent changes to your application.

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How to Pay

  1. Go to your Lipa na M-PESA Menu
  2. Select Pay Bill
  3. Enter Business Number 820201
  4. For the Account Number, enter your KCSE Year and KCSE Index Number (no space)
  5. Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send.

How to download Various resources/ Guides from the KUCCPS portal:

Visit the KUCCPS resources download page at https://students.kuccps.net/downloads/ To download various resources resources for the 2021/2022 Academic year. The following resources are available for download:

  • The Principal’s manual
  • Degree Programmes Cutoff
  • Diploma Programme Codes
  • Craft Programme Codes
  • Artisan Programmes Codes
  • Degree Cluster Document

KUCCPS Contacts

  •  Physical Location: ACK Gardens, 1st Ngong’ Avenue, Upperhill Nairobi
  • Telephone : 020 5137400, 0723954927, 0734879662
  • Email : info@kuccps.ac.ke
  • Postal Address: P. O. Box 105166 – 00101, Nairobi

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